Annual Meeting, Tuesday January 24, 2014
Our annual meeting will be held Tuesday January 28th, 2014. Skidmore College professor of English Tom Lewis will be speaking. Dr. Lewis is an accomplished professor whose most recent book, The Hudson: A History chronicled the storied past of the grand river. Previous publications include Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life, an exploration of the impact of interstate highway expansion on American life and Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio. Details to be announced.
24th Annual Candlelight House Tour, Friday December 6, 2013
On Friday, December 6, 2013 the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will celebrate its 24th Annual Candlelight House Tour through seven beautiful homes and one carriage house in the historic east side of Saratoga Springs. Homes are located on Lake, York, Fifth, Madison and Union Avenues.
This highly anticipated event has been a holiday tradition in Saratoga Springs for over 23 years and is attended by hundreds of people each year. The homes on this year’s tour will be graciously decorated and a joy to behold. Following the tour, guests enjoy a reception and silent auction event with food and music at Union Gables Bed & Breakfast.
Silent auction items this year include:
The silent auction has many items that are great for holiday gifts or for yourself! Check out highlights here.
Hot Air Balloon Ride by Equinox Balloons
A weekend stay at Great Camp Sagamore
Tickets to the New York City Ballet compliments of SPAC
An overnight stay at the Georgian Lakeside Resort in Lake George
Gift basket of wine, cheese, and crackers from Basket Case
Tickets to Sister Act at Proctors Theater in Schenectady
Other overnight stays at local bed & breakfasts and hotels
Gift certificates for downtown Saratoga Springs restaurants
Child Session with CMP Photography
Tickets to Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown
Massage by One Roof
Handmade jewelry and scarves
Gift basket from Sanctuary Smile
Toys from G. Willikers Toy Store
Class for two at Native Flowers
Emma Dodge Hansen Photography Photo Shoot
One and half hour session with White Feather Healing
Tour-Only and Tour & After Party Tickets are still available!
Tickets can be purchased over the phone at (518) 587-5030
or at 112 Spring Street until 7:30pm.
$40 Member Tour Only Ticket /$50 Tour Only Ticket
$75 Member Tour & Reception/$85 Tour & Reception Ticket
*Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your purchase is considered
at tax-deductible donation to the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.
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2013 Pints For Preservation Pub Crawl
Tickets available at the Start! Olde Bryan Inn, Saturday October 19th, 2pm
Purchase your ticket individually ($35), as a couple ($60) or as a group of 4 ($115).
The Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl is the perfect way to sample local brews and bars in Saratoga Springs, all the while benefiting the Spirit of Life and Spencer Trask Memorial Restoration Campaign. The Crawl features an architectural Scavenger Hunt, Raffle Prizes, Bar Specials and the chance to win the Major Award.
Gather your family and friends and save Saturday, October 19th in your calendars for Pints for Preservation.
Participating pubs included Olde Bryan Inn, The Merry Monk, Gaffney’s, Desperate Annie’s, Druthers, Seven Horse Pub and The Irish Times.
The crawl will begin with registration at 2pm at the Olde Bryan Inn and continue through to the last pub, The Irish Times, at 8pm, where raffle winners will be drawn and prize winners announced.
Pub Crawl Registration will take place on Saturday October 19th at 2:00pm at the first pub, the Olde Bryan Inn. All participants will be required to register and show valid ID upon arrival! Please register with your fellow crawlers if you purchased as a couple or group.
Each participant will receive a Pub Crawl t-shirt and pint glass, to use throughout the crawl, while supplies last.
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September 23rd, Dee Sarno Theather, 7pm: Public Meeting on the Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial Restoration
On Monday, September 23rd at 7PM the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host a public meeting about the restoration of the Spirit of Life and Spencer Trask Memorial in Congress Park. The meeting will be held at the Dee Sarno Theater at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway.
The Foundation is working in partnership with the City of Saratoga Springs to restore the locally and nationally significant Memorial. This spring the City hired two expert preservation consultants to assess the condition of the masonry architectural setting and the surrounding landscape as well as recommend restoration measures. At the meeting, Martha Lyon, landscape architect, and Dan Wilson, architect, will present a historic overview of the Memorial, condition assessment findings, and treatment recommendations. The public is encouraged to attend this information meeting, ask questions, and provide feedback about the project.
In 1913, Katrina Trask, philanthropist, Yaddo founder, and Saratoga resident, along with George Foster Peabody, commissioned the Memorial to honor her late husband, Spencer Trask and his efforts to protect and preserve Saratoga’s natural springs while further beautifying Congress Park. The work for the Memorial was completed by two significant Americans, sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon, who also designed and executed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. French created the bronze sculpture, Spirit of Life, while Bacon designed the masonry architectural setting. The surrounding landscape was designed by Charles Leavitt, Jr., who had designed the 1912 General Plan for Congress Park following the demolition of the Congress Hotel and the 1902 Master Plan of Saratoga Race Course.
For more information please contact the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation at (518) 587-5030.
Summer Sunday Stroll A Look Back: The First Skidmore
September 1 10:30am
NW Corner of Regent & Spring Street
Explore the first Skidmore College campus, which began as the Young Women’s Industrial Club, including buildings ranging from Regent Street to Union Avenue. Buildings include Skidmore’s Theater, Gymnasium, SKidmore Hall, Moore Hall, and others. Learn more the foundation of the College and its growth in Saratoga.
Summer Sunday Stroll
Down in the Valley: Exploring “The Gut”
August 25 10:30am
SW Corner of Phila & Putnam Streets (Ben & Jerry’s)
Ellen Steinberger will conduct a tour of the area behind Broadway known as The Gut. This was home to many working class fmaily businesses and important contributions from Saratoga’s Jewish Community from any years. Learn more about this fascinating area.